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Who invented Tiffin ?

Who invented Tiffin ?

Who invented Tiffin ?

The mention of tiffin can be seen in Mumbai Dabbawala while a shorter mention of the word tiffing can be found during the colonial era. According to David Burton’s The Raj At Table, “tiffin emerged in the 19th century.” The word tiffin has an amazing story from the day where the system of Brits drinking tea started. The Brits took a light lunch at their workplace as they could not go home to have lunch and this started the trend of packing lunch in tiffins.

The mention of small lunch boxes can be seen on the old Jataka tales where the first one is about a traveller carrying sattu(Baked gram flour) in cotton bag. Earlier the transportation of such foods was carried out in small cotton bags or merchants used carriers made from heavy metals like brass ass the merchants travelled for months from one place to other and they wanted home style meals with multiple dishes, so they designed the compartmentalised lunchbox.

The Bento Box was invented by army personnel to serve the warriors in remote locations. These boxes were made from bamboos and carried homemade Indian foods. A mention of tiffin box can be seen in certain books where it says temple priests were delivered homemade Indian dishes and it contained multiple recipes of Indian thali, homemade curry sauces and even milk-based meals, packed and transported in a sophisticated container from one place to other without spilling.  

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